Presenter Materials

May 16-18

Birmingham, Alabama
Systems Leadership:  The Intersection of Person and Place

Systems leaders understand that to influence lasting change, our work must move beyond a focus on individual behaviors to a focus on underlying social conditions and the environment in which people live, all which impact health and well-being.

The evidence is clear—a person's ZIP code is the biggest predictor of a person's health and well-being. When compounded with individual experiences and adversity, living in communities with widespread poverty, lack of opportunity, and limited access to high quality services, further thwarts an individual's ability to overcome persistent and toxic stressors. Achieving widespread and sustained improved outcomes for people who experience multiple barriers to health and well-being requires moving beyond a focus on individual health behaviors to a focus on the social determinants of life.  

The 2018 Alliance Executive Leadership Conference invites national experts and chief executives driving systems change to achieve meaningful, lasting change with individuals, families, and communities. Together, we will explore the intersection of efforts to build resilience at the person, community, and systems levels and to move upstream toward prevention. We will look at:

  • Trends as well as national and community-driven efforts to address the fundamental determinants of resilience and well-being
  • Leadership skills necessary to influence change at the organizational and systems levels
  • How emphasis on social, economic, and human capital within local settings can unlock human potential in communities often left behind

Learn more by reviewing the full conference program.

About the Alliance Executive Leadership Conference Format

The Alliance Executive Leadership Conference features an open and supportive atmosphere among an intentionally small group of 50 chief executives from peer social sector organizations. Access to top-notch facilitators and thought leaders creates an environment for learning that transcends day-to-day operations and becomes an inflection point for vision and strategy. The conference offers a refuge for reinvention and the enduring camaraderie of peers who become your personal, ongoing network for ideas and solutions. 


Wednesday, May 16

6-7 p.m.   Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 17

8-9 a.m.   Breakfast
9 a.m.-Noon   Effective Strategies in Systems Leadership
12:15-1:15 p.m.
1:30-3:30 p.m.    Advancing Health Equity in Birmingham
3:30-3:45 p.m.    Break
 4-5 p.m.   Breakout Sessions

Friday, May 18

8-9 a.m.   Breakfast
9 a.m.-Noon
  Role of ACEs in Context of Family & Community
12:15-1:15 p.m.   Lunch
1:30-4 p.m.
  Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services
5-6:30 p.m.   Networking Reception/Dinner 

Saturday, May 19

8:45 a.m.-Noon    Civil Rights Tour (Optional) 
Noon-12:30 p.m.    Return to Hotel 


Location & Lodging

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Grand Ave.
Birmingham, AL 35226

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